Do I have to grow up? As I pack up all my ribbons from the fair, put my projects that were brought home away, and keep those little things that I want to scrapbook later on in a safe place, I can’t help but be a little sad. I’ve had a great 10th year and last year in 4-H, I’m not complaining! I’m just sad because as I pack the stuff away, it’s yet another reminder that it’s time to move on in life. Another reminder that this is my last year, and I can’t go back and do it anymore.
As much blood, sweat, and tears, late nights, stress, and hard work 4-H has taken, it was worth it! I look back and see that over 10 years, I’ve not just won ribbons, had fun, and learned some new skills, but it has taught me responsibility and character too, and those are the important things that I will carry on with me to other areas in my life. So even though I’ve ‘hated’ 4-H at times, I am really grateful for it too! 🙂
And it’s not that I’m overly sad to leave 4-H, but like I said, all these “lasts” that are happening, are just reminders that I’m not a little kid anymore, it’s time to move on, grow up, and accept more and greater responsibility. Which, is really exciting! I’m looking forward to what God has for me. 🙂 I love walking through life with Him. 🙂 But it’s scary too!
You just realize that your not the innocent, no worries kid that you used to be. Growing up is hard, and at times I’d prefer to forget the whole thing! But, the world doesn’t need one more person who didn’t grow up! Plus, the right thing is to grow up. Doesn’t matter how I feel, but what is right.
I will move on “in the strength of the Lord.” Ps. 71:16…
…And will fear not, because He is with me. Numbers 14:9
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
It’s okay to be sad and cry like I’ve already done, and will, I just can’t stay there.
“The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.”
I’m so grateful for a loving Savior who loves you and me more than we could possibly imagine!
“Be strong and very courageous!” Joshua 1:7
P.S. Here is a sneak peek for our fair post to come. 🙂
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